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“THAT WILL BE BECAUSE OF ME”
Touching base, circling back, pinging — if you think the language of job-hunting, interviewing and meeting making is crazy making (and, honestly, also sounds the sort of things only a Navy submariner would say), dating in the nation’s capital gives it a run for its money. From the guy who sent an email after a first date asking, “Please review the attached material,” to the workplace martyr who stood up his date to “RE-OPEN THE GOVERNMENT, JANE,” any of the two-dozen DC Dating Stories collected by Washingtonian should make you feel at least slightly better about the dating and/or job-interview process — or, at least, that you’re not alone.
The best way to learn is by doing. That’s why Josh Kopelman, cofounder of First Round Capital, tells VC investors to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty with their own startups. Whether launching a company or joining an early-stage venture, investors can gain the kind of deep knowledge and experience that goes far beyond just writing checks — and will help them make sure that the founders they invest in win over the long term. That may be one reason why Kopelman managed to be an early investor in Uber, LinkedIn and Blue Apron, and sold his own startup to eBay for $390 million. Check out his interview this week with “Off the Sidelines“ — an investor education podcast produced by us at Technical.ly in partnership with Project Entrepreneur, a program by UBS.
Get your tickets now for NET/WORK, the Super Bowl of job fairs, as it returns to Baltimore and D.C. next month. On March 4 at The Assembly Room in Baltimore and on March 24 at The Yard in D.C., dozens of hiring organizations will be showing off their open roles, including (maybe?) your next career move.
Score one for Baltimore: Charm City stands at the top of a ranking of the best cities for women in tech, bumping D.C. from the top spot in this list published by SmartAsset, a personal finance tech company. As overall tech employment in Baltimore swelled by 26%, women accounted for nearly a third of the city’s tech jobs and earned 94% of what men made. There’s still plenty of work to do, not least of which is achieving truly equal pay. We’ll be following it closely here at Technical.ly.
- If the terms “multitasking,” “quick-paced,” “dynamic” and “process-improvement environment” sound appealing to you, Whiteboard Federal Technologies is hiring a Software Engineer with plenty of data experience.
- Mathematica is seeking a Data Scientist to join a multidisciplinary team that works in areas ranging from health, education, early childhood and family support to nutrition, employment, disability and international development.
- Cloudtamer.io, focused on making peoples’ lives in the cloud easier through innovative products, is hiring a Technical Writer in Fulton to produce high-quality technical documentation and online help content.
- SmartLogic in Baltimore is seeking a Sales & Software Engineer.
- LawIQ in Hunt Valley is looking for a Software Engineer.
- Fulcrum Co. in Springfield is hiring a Software Developer/Engineer with significant OpenStack expertise or significant graph theory expertise.
- Idexcel in Herndon is seeking a Junior Java Developer.
- Carbon Relay, which is harnessing the power of machine learning to help organizations achieve the most with their Kubernetes-based applications, is looking for a Remote Software Engineer.
Aside from the horror stories, there are also good job-interviewing tips to be had in the dating-in-D.C. rundown. Among them: Research who you’re meeting with before you go — or, as Eli found out, risk unintentionally insulting their boss. Good luck out there on the job hunt, and remember, it’s always best to be prepared.-30-
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